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Orange Globe Wall Lamp

Materials: Orange painted metal (iron) eyeball. Chrome parts and knee joint. Orange painted iron round wall mount. Pull cord switch. some metal parts and screws. Bakelite socket.

Height: 18 cm / 7.08”

Width: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”

Base: ∅ 6,7 cm / 2.63”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of small light bulb can be used, but a spot light as used in this setup is ideal. 

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be determined.

Other versions: This orange globe wall lamp was in all probability produced in several colours. Probably also made as a table or desk lamp. The chrome ornamental rod on top of the lampshade can be used to adjust the globe in any direction.

This lamp has everything to be an Italian wall lamp, reading lamp or picture light. It is made in the style of some lamps designed by Gino Sarfatti in the early 60’s.

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VLM Components

All the electric parts, socket and pull cord switch, are made by VLM Components from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. Today VLM Components is owned By Relco. It is one of the biggest suppliers of switches, cords and plugs in Europe. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.

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Relco website


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